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Old 06-03-2004, 07:40 AM   #1
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hosting server

What is the term of making a hosting server with webmail? And how can i start doing it. for examples i have a computer, i wish i can make it host my website and receive email. What do i have to set and configure with linux. And what should I learn before doing it.
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Webmail is going to require a mailserver like Sendmail or Postfix, a webserver like Apache, and a webmail program like OpenWebmail or Squirrelmail.

First get Apache up and running. Get your Sendmail or Postfix running. Then install and configure your webmail app.

You will also need to setup a way for users to retrieve their mail. There are a couple of ways, POP or IMAP.

It would be best if you can use secure POP and IMAP so your passwords aren't vunerable.

This may help..

Each individual application will have it's own documentation. You need to follow them and post your problems or questions.

There is probably no one single good set of instructions available due to the different services you will need to install.

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QMail is the best mail system. You can get a great package and install instructions from and I think you may want to use uebimiau for webmail....
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